Colorado is a place filled with massive beauty, history, breweries, and fun family activities. Traveling comes in many forms these days; from supporting your kiddo’s sporting events, week-long family vacations, business trips, and staycations. With a wide variety of activities and so much to see, we planned a weekend full of places to eat, and activities for those staying in South-Central Denver.
Food & Drinks
Coffee & Breakfast
Monk & Mongoose Coffee
For a slower morning, visit one of Monk & Mongoose Coffee Co’s locations. The atmosphere is filled with live plants, customers visiting with friends sipping on hand-crafted coffee treats, teas, and espresso. You can also find fresh pastries from the local Handcraft Bakery.
Corvus Coffee Roasters
Grab your morning coffee and pastry at Corvus Coffee Roasters, located in the Tech Center! This coffee shop has a warm industrial feel with dark ceilings and wood accents. Roasting their own coffee right in the shop gives this coffee shop a decedent smell. To top it off, Corvus prides itself in working closely with coffee farms, visiting them on a regular base to build the best relationships and products. When you fall in love with their roast, be sure to grab a bag to take home, or visit their website to order more.
The family-friendly, must-experience at least once breakfast place! Start your morning with a delicious flight of pancakes, mimosa, and breakfast tacos on the patio. With sustainability and healthy eating, Snooze takes pride in bringing the best ingredients to your table every time. Be sure to visit the Lone Tree location to enjoy their outdoor patio with mountain views! Play a game of bags while you wait for you table to be ready and drink all the coffee you want!
Learn more about how Snooze not only gives back to our communities but also the planet on their website.
From Westword to Reader’s Digest, reviews state that this breakfast place is a top winner. Urban Egg also prides itself on high-quality food and on giving back to the community. With their award-winning pancakes, egg dishes, and even morning drinks, this place is a must. Try their famous cinnamon swirl pancake, their eggs Benedicts, or one of their many avocado toast plates. With many locations all over the front range, this diner won’t disappoint.
Dinner & Breweries
Sierra is the place to enjoy a quiet date night, or dinner with a few friends. The beautiful architecture alone is worth a visit, but we suggest pretty much anything on the menu. Enjoy fine food and delicious cocktails “consisting of timeless American classics with a Southwestern influence”. Be sure to order their Chile Rellenos.
A reservation is also a good idea 🙂 Make yours from their website.
Los Dos Potrillos
A locals’ favorite family-run restaurant, Los Dos Potrillos was established in 2002 with a hard work ethic and determination. The owner of Los Dos gave everything he had so his customers could experience “Real Mexican Food”! Everything from their homemade chips to their margaritas is a must. They not only make amazing food, but their hospitality is top-notch. The locals know Jose and Jose knows the locals.
Enjoy crafted whiskey and spirits? Take a few hours away from the kiddos and sip on Downslope’s handcrafted whiskey. Check out their tasting room and enjoy a free tour of just how crafted they really are. Not a major whiskey fan? Don’t worry, they also craft vodka, gin, rum, and agave. A spot for the spirits lover for sure.
Prost Brewing Co & Biergarten
Prost is the spot to go on a warm weekend day. Sipping on German-inspired beer, eating tasty food, and listening to live music. Sounds like a perfect way to spend a Colorado day. Bring the littles along to run around in the garden, meet new friends and dance to the music. If someone in your party doesn’t enjoy a good beer, there is a wide selection of seltzer and wines.
Looking for a family-friendly event for all ages? Topgolf features spacious golfing bays over a span of three floors. That’s right, players are golfing on all sides of you!
Play the challenging game of getting the best score, or spice it up with the challenging games of Jewel Jam or Angry Birds. Dance to the music, snack on some delicious food, and sip your drink of choice as you wait your turn!
There is an option to make reservations, but not necessary for the spontaneous type! The weekends do get busy, and groups larger than 7 are encouraged to make reservations online.
Shop Park Meadows Mall
Park Meadows Mall is Colorado’s largest shopping mall. Located five miles from Denver in Lone Tree, Colorado. Shop in the unique Mountain Lodge architecture, exploring more than 180 stores. If you are visiting Colorado, be sure to stop at The Colorado Store for all your Colorado-inspired gifts and souvenirs. End your day of shopping at one of the many restaurants Park Meadows has to offer.
Learn more about the Outlets hours, store directories, and events at the Park Meadows Mall website.
Concert at Fiddler’s Green
Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre was designed in 1982 as a large-scale earth sculpture. Surrounded by the rolling slopes to chill and relax and magnificent views of the front range make this venue a must-see. With over 17,000 seats, this venue is perfect for a concert, theater performance, or even a trade show any day of the week. With the constant rotation of artists, be sure to see who’s playing before your trip! Learn more about who is scheduled at Fiddler’s Green website.
South Denver has so much to offer from food and beverages to activities, to walkways. Above was just a quick list of fun places to go for a quick weekend trip. For more Colorado activities, check out our other posts of places to see in Colorado. Top 5 Things to do in Silverthorne, Discover 7 Incredible Colorado State Parks, and 14 Unique Colorado Staycation Rentals.